Small is beautiful. We can think of no finer example than the Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 Channel Home Theater System (White)
We think this system was designed for people who want the very highest quality sound from their DVD players, Blu-ray players, console games or whatever else they may hook up to their amplifier/receivers but who want to show off their decorating taste, not their audio equipment.
The SoundWare XS's five satellite speakers each are only four and half inches at their longest dimension. And you can mount them on a counter, flat on a wall or even in a corner where a wall meets the ceiling or floor. That along with their neutral white color and two-way driver system means they'll be noticed for their audio power, not their visual presence. Articulating brackets and other mounting hardware are included for each one. And they're all magnetically shielded so they won't interfere with CRT TVs or other sensitive devices.
Complementing the satellites is a 100 watt powered subwoofer that peaks out at 250 watts. But even at high levels that would cause lesser subwoofers to start to distort, this subwoofer's BassTrac circuitry allows for deep, powerful bass with exceptionally low distortion.
So if great sound is important to you but tall, imposing speakers aren't, you're likely to fall in love with Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 Channel Home Theater System.